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Hillcrest Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 413 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2011

I went to this school when I was a kid and i have VERY fond memories. I guess it was 1984 and i can remember one of my teachers named Mr. Sandman. He was the best teacher ive ever had. i wish I could find him!


Posted March 15, 2010

The staff is excellent to work with. They care about education and about each little face and body in that building. Mr. Winter is a fantastic adminstrator!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2006

Hillcrest is a wonderful school that provides many after school activities. The teachers and the principal are very caring and work hard to help each and every child. My child has had a quality education at Hillcrest and has had so many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. Hillcrest's parent organization works hard to organize activities, helps teachers, and tries to get parents involved as much as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I love this school and so do my kids! They have excellent teachers and a principal who cares enough about her students to know their first names! I am very impressed with the education my children are receiving; and the best part is, they love going to school! There are quite a few activites and events throughout the year that are designed to bring families and chidren together. I think this is a quality school and I would recommend it to anyone. One thing that could make it better would be to finally get a new building. But, you know what they say? It's what's on the inside that counts! And the teachers inside this school are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

I think this school is horrible! The principal is a ladder climber and could care less about the students, especially those with learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female73%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant83%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female58%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant65%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female65%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Hispanic>=90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant75%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female43%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant60%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female73%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant66%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged>=90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female68%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female80%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%
Academically giftedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 80%
Hispanic 27% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 South Butler Spaeth Rd
Gillette, WY 82717
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